About Philip J. Nyhus

Philip Nyhus is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Colby College. His scholarship is interdisciplinary, straddling the natural and social sciences. He has particular interest and expertise in tiger conservation, human-wildlife conflict, the human dimension of large mammal conservation, GIS, interdisciplinary approaches to wildlife risk assessment, and environmental policy.


Present Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program, Colby College

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Tiger conservation, Human-wildlife conflict, Large mammal conservation, GIS, and Environmental policy


  • ES118 Environment & Society
  • ES212 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing
  • ES233 Environmental Policy
  • ES336 Endangered Species Conservation
  • ES493 Environmental Policy Practicum

Contact Information

5358 Mayflower Hill
Colby College
Waterville, ME 04901


1. Tigers (14)

2. Human-wildlife conflict (13)

3. Conservation (18)

4. Undergraduate learning (8)

5. Student research projects (8)

Maine Environment (2)